Techies Revive Communal Lifestyle, Bringing Together Creativity

Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 1:43 PM PDT
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Techies are taking over mansions and other large buildings in San Francisco and turning them into communes.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Northern California tech entrepreneurs are reviving the idea of communal living to reduce housing costs and bring together creative young people.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that techies are taking over mansions and other large buildings and turning them into modern-day communes.

These co-living spaces are attracting entrepreneurs seeking a communal lifestyle that involves shared groceries, family dinners and group amenities like yoga rooms.

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San Francisco real estate agent Bill Harkins says in recent months he's seen a number of large and organized roommate groups looking for high-end residences.

Tom Currier, a 22-year-old who dropped out of Stanford's computer science program when he earned a $100,000 Thiel fellowship, runs four large tech houses in the San Francisco Bay Area: Dragon Stone, the Lodge, Olympus and Founder's Nest.

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